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Showing posts with label computers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label computers. Show all posts

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Failon Ngayon - Filipino Media Hates Gaming

I found this video on Facebook and want to share it here. I'd like to know the reactions of fellow gamers out there specially the filipinos.

This report of ABS-CBN shows only the negative effects of gaming to children and their families. They didn't even list any positive ones and this might result to a restriction of gaming on internet cafes during weekdays as said in the report.

As a gamer, I find this offensive. How is your reaction on this. I'd like to know.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Improve gaming performance of your computer

We all love to play video games on our personal computers. Don't you agree? But the bad thing about PC gaming is that we have to upgrade parts of our computers if we want to play the latest games with the highest quality and frame rates as possible. Unlike Xbox or PlayStation players, we can't play games that are designed to be played on higher spec machines.  It is the main problem of us, gamers specially students who don't have the budget to buy new processors, graphic cards, or even a brand new laptop!

But you don't have to buy a new gaming rig right now if you want to play resource intensive games on your old machines! I'm a low budget gamer myself and I've done my research from the past few years on how to make gaming smoother and I'll share those tweaks to you today.

Do all these and you will see a significant increase in fps (frames per second) of your games.
  • Free up space in your hard drive - This is kinda self explanatory since almost all gadgets starts to become slower as you fill the memory with files. We need at least 10% free space in a partition as a preparation for the next step. So, uninstall those applications that you rarely use or do not use at all.
  • Defrag your hard drive - Defragging the hard drive optimizes the files stored in it and removes fragmentation of files. It will make it easier and faster for the hard disk to locate the files needed to run the games. To know more about defragging and fragmentation click here.
  • Update your graphics card driver - You need to update your drivers because leading card manufacturers like nvidia and amd provides bug fixes and performance optimizations for new games.
  • Install Razer game booster - This is a free application which tweaks settings on your computer. It also works as a graphics card updater but it doesn't get the latest drivers so you have to do it manually. Its main feature is the gaming mode which temporarily disables unnecessary services and applications that may slow down gaming performance.
  • Check for viruses or spywares - You need to check for harmful softwares because these will really slow down your whole machine and might do some damage to your hardware or files.
  • Lower the video settings in the game itself - Lower the resolution, turn off or lower anti-aliasing settings, turn off v-sync, textures and other settings that have an impact on performance.
  • Disable aero or use windows classic theme if you're using windows - This will save a few ram that can be used by your games.
  • Use ReadyBoost - It is a feature present only on Windows 7 onward and can be find on My Computer. It turns your flash drive as a Virtual RAM and it is very useful if your PC doesn't have that much RAM. It is recommended for those who have lower than 4 Gigs of RAM.
  • Increase Pagefile - This step is similar to ReadyBoost but this one uses your Hard Disk as Virtual RAM instead of your Flash Drive.
  • If you're brave, Overclock your processor or graphics card - This step is risky and should only be done if you are an experienced user because you might fry your card and you will render your laptop useless if you do it wrong. If you're interested, you can search guides on google on how to overclock your specific card.

Well, that's all the tweaks that I remember. I'll keep this post updated if I find more. I hope these steps will be effective to you as it did to me. Good luck squeezing a few more power on your computers! Have fun!

Monday, 24 March 2014

TeraCopy - copy files faster in windows with resume capabilities

Do you experience slow copying or moving of files in windows? Or you might have also experienced an interrupted copy process when you accidentally removed your flash drive while a large sized file is copying?

Worry no more because TeraCopy is here!


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One of the most common complaints about newer versions of Windows is the slow copying speed, especially when transferring lots of files over the network. If you want to speed up your copying or if you regularly transfer large amounts of data and have to stop the process to perform some other disk-intensive task, this program may be just what you need.

TeraCopy is designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. It skips bad files during the copying process, and then displays them at the end of the transfer so that you can see which ones need attention. TeraCopy can automatically check the copied files for errors by calculating their CRC checksum values. It also provides a lot more information about the files being copied than its Windows counterpart. TeraCopy integrates with Windows Explorer's right-click menu and can be set as the default copy handler.

  • Copy files fasterTeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce the seek times. Asynchronous copying speeds up the file transfer between two physical hard drives.

  • Pause and resume file transfer activitiesPause the copy process at any time in order to free up system resources and continue with a single click.

  • Error recoveryIn case of a copy error, TeraCopy will try several times to recover and, in the worse case scenario, will simply skip the file, not terminating the entire transfer.
  • Interactive file listTeraCopy shows the failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy only the problem files.
  • Shell integrationTeraCopy can completely replace the Explorer copy and move functions, in turn enabling you to work with files as usual.

Full Unicode support.
Windows 8 x64 support.

Download it for free here from the author's website:

Thursday, 20 March 2014

TCP Optimizer - maximize your internet speed!

Are you tired of your slow internet? You don't get the speed promised by your ISP and you want to make it faster?

Well, you've come to the right post because here's an application by SpeedGuide that tweaks the internet settings of your computer for optimal speeds!

SG TCP Optimizer

Description from the author, SpeedGuide,

"The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run. 

The program can aid both the novice and the advanced user in tweaking related TCP/IP parameters in Windows, making it easy to tune your system to the type of Internet connection used. The tool uses advanced algorithms, and the bandwidth*delay product to find the best TCP Window for your specific connection speed. It provides for easy tuning of all related TCP/IP parameters, such as MTU, RWIN, and even advanced ones like QoS and ToS/Diffserv prioritization. The program works with all current versions of Windows, and includes additional tools, such as testing average latency over multiple hosts, and finding the largest possible packet size (MTU). 

The TCP Optimizer is targeted towards broadband internet connections, however it can be helpful with tuning any internet connection type, from dialup to Gigabit+ :) It is completely free, requires no installation, and has been downloaded over 3 Million times. 

If you need help with the program, check the TCP Optimizer documentation, read our broadband tweaking articles, the Optimizer FAQ, and/or visit our Forums. The program can be freely (re)distributed, as long as you give us proper credit as the author, and it is not sold for profit."

Don't you worry because it will not cost you anything. It's absolutely FREE! And If you experience slower internet (which rarely happens) you can restore the settings from your backup because TCP Optimizer automatically saves one incase these kind of things happen.

You can download it from the official website of SpeedGuide.

How to Tweak (for beginners)

This guide is just for beginners. Advanced users can experiment on their own or head to the forums of TCP Optimizer

Step 1.
Scroll the connection speed to the speed your ISP promised or the plan you applied for.

Step 2.
Click the Optimal radio button for automatic and optimal settings based on your speed.

Step 3.
Click Apply changes to save your settings.

Step 4.
Restart and see if your internet speed up a bit or if it get slower, restore to the previous or default settings.

That's all for today! Hope I helped someone!
Have a great day ahead!